Making It Work

Educating the Blind/Visually Impaired Student in the Regular School

Edited by:
Carol Castellano

A volume in the series: Critical Concerns in Blindness. Editor(s): Edward C. Bell, Ph.D, Louisiana Tech University.

Published 2006

“Making It Work is destined to be the definitive guide for years to come on how to make the regular school education a successful experience for blind/visually impaired children. With chapters flowing logically and full of detailed, useful information, it will be an essential handbook for school staff, specialized service providers, and parents of blind/visually impaired children. This is an exquisite, enlightened guide for the education of blind/visually impaired children in the new millennium.”

~ Joe Cutter, Early Childhood O&M Specialist

"With its scope, attention to detail, and skillful presentation of the larger issues involved in the education of students who are blind/visually impaired in regular school, Making It Work is a timely and most welcome resource for educational teams."

~ Missy Garber, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

CONTENTS
Why the Regular School? Raising Expectations. A Skills Definition of Blindness. The Skills and Tools of Blindness. Setting the Stage for Success: Essentials That Must Be in Place. Writing IEP Goals and Objectives. Specifics for Classroom Teachers. Accessing the Curriculum: Classroom Techniques and Subject Guide. The Role of the Teacher’s Aide. Adapting Materials. Technology. Report from the Classroom: Inspiration and Advice from Those Who Have Been There. Resources. References.